Senior Director, EMEA, Guidepost Solutions
Larry Gurwin has more than 20 years of experience as an investigative consultant. His specialties include fraud investigations, litigation support, asset searches, and due diligence.
From 2005 through 2008, he was Head of Investigations in the Milan office of Kroll Associates, a leading investigative firm. Before that, he was Director of Investigations in the Washington, DC, office of Control Risks Group. Clients have included major corporations, financial institutions, and law firms.
He has extensive experience conducting KYC (know your customer) research in support of financial institutions' AML (anti-money laundering) programs. In the late 1990s, Mr. Gurwin was Chief Investigator on the Minority (Democratic) staff of the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ("PSI"). At PSI, he investigated securities fraud and money laundering.
He spent much of his career as a financial journalist and has been based in New York, Hong Kong, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Washington, DC, and Brussels. He wrote for, among others, Institutional Investor Magazine, The Economist, and Time Magazine (as a member of its investigative unit). His work was honored with four major awards, including one from the Overseas Press Club of America for the best international business story of the year.
Mr. Gurwin is the author of The Calvi Affair: Death of a Banker, a book on Italy’s Banco Ambrosiano scandal. He is co-author (with Peter Truell), of False Profits: The Inside Story of BCCI, the World’s Most Corrupt Financial Empire.
He is an honors graduate (in journalism) of New York University.
Fluent in Italian. Working knowledge of French, Spanish, and Dutch.
Mr. Gurwin is a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (“ACFE”). He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist ("CAMS") and a.member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists ("ACAMS").